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[John Paul Jones to the Commissioners]
[dateline] Passi July 16. 1778
At the time when I took Lieutenant Simpsons Parole I did not expect to be long absent
from America, but as Circumstances have now rendered the time of my return less certain,
I am willing to let the dispute between Us drop forever, by giving up that Parole,
which will entitle him to command the Ranger. I bear no Malice. And if I have done
him an Injury, this will be making him all the present Satisfaction in my Power. If,
on the contrary he hath injured me, I will trust to himself for an Acknowledgment.—I
have the Honor to be, with Sentiments of due Esteem and respect Gentlemen your obliged,
very obedient and humble Servant.
[signed] Signed Jno. P. Jones.
[addrLine] Honble. Commissioners.7
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.